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Oncidium edwallii Edwall's Oncidium


Edwall's Oncidium, Oncidium edwallii


Oncidium edwallii Cogn. 1905 SECTION Paucituberculata Photo by Neville DeLaRue

Common Name Edwall's Oncidium [Swedish Orchid Collector]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5 cm]

This small, warm to cool growing epiphytic species occurs in the Serra do Mar of Sao Paulo State Brazil in hot humid lowlands of the coast and interior marshlands has rounded, sharply laterally compressed, ancipitous psuedobulbs partially enveloped basally by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leaflike sheaths and carrying an apical, single, narrowly oblong, leathery, acute, slightly conduplicate at the base leaf and carries a basal, arcuate, 4" to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, paniculate, few to many flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb that occurs in the spring.

Synonyms Aurinocidium edwallii ( Cogn. ) Romowicz & Szlach. 2006; Epidendrum monophyllum Vell. 1831; Grandiphyllum edwallii ( Cogn. ) Docha Neto 2006